Stop State-Sponsored Rape: Make it Illegal for Police to Have Sex With Sex Workers Before Arresting Them
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It is not uncommon for police to have sexual contact with sex workers before arresting them for prostitution. This is actually state-sponsored rape, and it's perfectly legal in Alaska.
This institutional rape is morally wrong and a poor means to make the public safe. It must be stopped. Women like Rachel do not feel respected, believed, or even safe when reporting any type of violent crime, like sex trafficking or assault, to the police, and that has to change!
In 2013, Alaska made it illegal for police to have sex with people in their custody and/or to use the threat of arrest to coerce someone into sex, but it is still legal for police to trick prostitutes into having sex with them before arresting them. A recent survey showed 90% of Alaskans agree that police officers' sexual contact with suspects, victims, or arrestees should be against the law.
It is time to tell Alaska to make it illegal for police to have sex or sexual contact with crime victims or suspects who they are investigating.
Please listen to Rachel's story in the video above, and sign this petition to ask Alaskan legislators to propose or support legislation to put an end to this practice.